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Thursday, November 27, 2014

England - Children tested for Ebola in Newcastle

(ITV)-Two children are currently being tested for the Ebola virus are in the infectious diseases unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.


It is not known yet where in Africa the children are from or how recently they arrived in the UK. They are also being tested for malaria.

Public Health England said it was "unlikely" that the children would test positive for Ebola, although results would take 24 hours.

A spokesman would not confirm the age or gender of the children but described them as young children, rather than teenagers.

The hospital is one of three centres outside London able to treat cases of Ebola - none of the others are within the North East region.